Sunday, May 26, 2013

New again..

The first three or four months of any year are pretty heavy on the travel commitments for me, and this year was no exception.  A long work trip, combined with a couple of shorter weekends away meant that I didn't have time to spend beading or on the computer. 

It did mean, however, that I got to some pretty cool places, and got to poke around some vintage shops in my spare moments.  I always like making something current out of older components, and this bracelet is no exception.  I got the amber glass buttons in New York, and found the dual hole brass and lacquer components on a very, very dated bracelet in Savannah.  When put together with a large clasp, they look like they were always meant to be together. 

I'm hoping to update more regularly from now on - I'll be participating in the "History" blog hop next weekend.  Each of us has chosen a period and country from history and will be creating something to reflect the times.  I've been getting a little more torch time in lately, so decided to try my hand at the "Warring States" period of China, which has a specific bead style that has often been recreated by lampworkers.